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Clayton Mitchell

Funding Framework | NextGen Learning - 0 views

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Barry Sanders, Matt Biondi, and the Tiger Mom - James Fallows - Culture - The Atlantic - 36 views

  • What Chinese parents understand is that nothing is fun until you're good at it.'"An interesting idea, but is it true? Are activities only fun when we get good at them? And, conversely, does that mean that if we're good at something, it must also be fun--at least at some level?
  • research by Mihaily Csikszentmihalyi (of "Flow" fame) regarding what makes an activity fun. "The place where people are most engaged in an activity," McCann says, "and where they're having the most optimal experience, is where the challenge is about equal to your ability." 
  • "People are motivated by different things," explains Dr. David B. Coppel, a clinical and sport psychologist at the University of Washington. "There are some individuals who are process oriented, and some who are outcome-oriented. Individuals who are absorbed in the experience of being active or competing can have a great experience even if they don't win. But for those who derive their success and pleasure from successful outcomes, winning is more important."
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  • The best results, McCann says, have to come from an internally motivated sense of fun and love of what you're doing.
Ryan Kinnett

Progradebook.com - Proficiency Based Gradebook Solutions - 96 views

  • Progradebook.com was created by a teacher who was excited about the idea of proficiency based grading, but was overwhelmed by the paperwork. Progradebook.com is in the beta stage of development. If you'd like to try our gradebook for free please create an account by clicking here: Create Account
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    This is a fantastic online gradebook that is proficiency and standards based.  You can select your standards from your State's Dept of Education and attach tasks or assignments to the standards you have selected.  The developer of this program calls it a work in progress, but it has come a long way.  Please feel free to send comments and suggestions to him.
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